Mission: Education

Mission: Education

 

One of Breastoration’s objectives is to educate all women about their choices for breast reconstruction.

 

One of the primary reasons we started the Breastoration Foundation is because we, and so many other women we’ve talked with, were unaware of the many advances that have taken place in the field of breast reconstruction. This lack of knowledge extends to doctors, nurses, and other medical personnel. The information gap is frustrating, especially when there is so much media coverage of other breast cancer issues.

 

We believe women might not procrastinate having regular mammograms or be as terrified of the word “mastectomy, if they were knew what is now possible in this field. We have also encountered many women who say they would have made different reconstruction choices if they had more information. This may have produced better aesthetic results or avoided their need for additional corrective surgeries. The breast cancer voyage is a very difficult one, in the best of circumstances, without having to  navigate an additional storm one could have steered clear of altogether.

 

Mission: Financial Assistance

 

One of Breastoration’s objectives is to provide ancillary financial assistance to women seeking breast reconstruction in the greater New Orleansarea. Breastoration is a donor-advised fund, and our donors can choose to designate their monies to be used for education, patient assistance, public relations, administration, or where the greatest need is.

Women seeking reconstruction in the New Orleans area who qualify for financial aid are required to complete an application process and meet certain pre-determined criteria for consideration of such assistance.

If you are a woman in need of financial assistance in order to have breast reconstruction in the greaterNew Orleans area, please download the Breastoration application